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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
Takuji Oda, Yasuhisa Oya, Kenji Okuno, Satoru Tanaka
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 2 | August 2008 | Pages 537-540
Technical Paper | Materials Interactions | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1872
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A code to model permeation behavior of hydrogen isotopes through bcc Fe was developed by means of a Monte Carlo technique. This code enables correlation of atomic-scale information such as diffusion barrier or adsorption energy with macroscopic quantities such as solubility or permeability. Model parameters were derived from results of ab initio calculations in density function theory. To validate the code, both temperaturedependent permeability and pressure-dependent solubility for hydrogen were evaluated. Simulation results provided reasonable permeability and solubility compared with experimental data, and adequately showed their temperature/pressure dependence.